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Happy Birthday, L.M. Montgomery!

Saturday, November 30, 2013 would have marked the 139th birthday of L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. This Canadian classic has endured for over 100 years because of Anne. Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is absolutely endearing.

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Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2013

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Kerry Clare, editor of The 49th Shelf, has put together a list of the most anticipated books for young readers for Fall 2013. To check out her great list, click here.

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National Grandparents' Day

September 8th is National Grandparents' Day. Celebrate the special loved ones in your life with these great Canadian picture books.

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Back to School!

With summer coming to a close, this means that kids are heading back to school. For some it will be their first day of kindergarten, junior high or high school. Celebrate heading back to school with Canadian kids' books.

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Pride Week (June 21-30, 2013)

Pride Week in Toronto is one of Canada's premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. Several Canadian chidren's authors have written books for kids and young adults featuring LGBTQ characters. In some cases, the main characters are struggling with their own sexuality. In other cases, the adults in their lives are LGBTQ. Click here for a list of LGBTQ books for kids and teens.

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National Aboriginal History Month

June is National Aboriginal History Month. Celebrate this month in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens that honour our First Nations. Click here for a list of First Nations-themed books.

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Space Books!

Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, is expected to return to Earth on May 13, 2013. Celebrate this exciting event with in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens. Click here for a list of space-themed books.

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2013 South Asia Book Awards Announced

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Deborah Ellis's Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War (Groundwood Books) has won the 2013 South Asia Book Awards.

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Earth Day 2013

Earth Day: Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is the largest, environmental event that is celebrated around the world. There are a number of Canadian children's books with environmental themes that can help you commemorate this day. Learn how our actions have effected the planet we live on and the steps we are taking to improve it.

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April: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate this month in your school or library with Canadian poetry books for kids and teens. Click here for a complete list.